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Date:	Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:40:53 +0800
From:	Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] usb: serial: Perform verification for FTDI FT232R devices

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 01:52:24AM -0700, wrote:
> From: Russ Dill <>
> This patch provides the FTDI genuine product verification steps
> as contained within the new 2.12.00 official release. It ensures
> that counterfeiters don't exploit engineering investment made
> by FTDI. Counterfeit ICs are destroying innovation in the
> industry.
> FTDI recommends that to guarantee genuine FTDI products
> please purchase either from FTDI directly or an authorised
> distributor.
> This is definitely not targeting end users - if you're unsure if
> ICs are genuine then please don't use the drivers.
> Signed-off-by: Russ Dill <>
> ---
>  drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.c | 111 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.h |  41 ++++++++++++++++
>  2 files changed, 151 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Funny patch, you should have saved it for April 1, otherwise people
might have actually taken this seriously :)

Patches as performance art, now I've seen everything...

greg k-h
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